Category Archives: My family

Toxic free gifts for Dutch parliamentarians

Concerned parents reached out successfully to Dutch politicians on the use of hazardous substances in toys.

A collection of green parent initiatives, supported by WECF, calling themselves Mama Green ( presented toxic free gifts to raise awareness of the fact that consumer products and food – intended for child consumption – still too often contain too high doses of hazardous substances or EDCs. Promises were made that questions would be asked in Parliament during ‘Question Time’.

WECF would like to thank the politicians who accepted the invitation: Joel Voordewind, Carla Dik-Faber, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, Pieter Heerma, Pieter Omtzigt, Liesbeth van Tongeren, Marianne Thieme, Marit Maij, Loes Ypma and Lutz Jacobi.

More information available here

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Sign the Petition: No more BPA nor EDCs in toys

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WECF France  has launched a petition urging the French Minister of Environment and the French Minister in charge of Consumer protection to ask for more protective regulation to ensure endocrine disrupting chemicals are taken out of toys.

Sign the petition here (in French). 

PVC-free kindergartens and nurseries

bundExercise mats, floor coverings, toys, boots, gymnastic balls… in kindergarten are often made out of soft PVC. It is pretty practical, but also quite unhealthy because they often contain harmful chemicals that can be especially hazardous for children.

BUND (Friends of the Earth Germany) organised a nationwide  survey in which they analyzed more than 200 German kindergartens. The following report focuses on how to avoid EDCs in kindergartens. It also  provides tips for daycare centers and nursery in order to create a healthy environment.